I booked online as a last minute treat for two adults three children, 11, 6 and 5 and the dog. I was a bit apprehensive as some pet friendly accommodation can be a bit 'whiffy'. Brathay was easy to find and we were able to park right next to the room which, being pet friendly was located in a ground floor annex..a great bonus with the children, bags and a dog.
We were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who took time to give us all the information about the accommodation and the area.
We stayed in room 6. End of the annex. I was very pleasantly surprised by the tasteful decor which was warm and comfortable. There was adequate furniture, small table and chairs, dressing table, two wardrobes. Beds were immaculate. And there was a wooden floor which was fab as this didn't hold 'doggy' smells like carpet would. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate provided and if you run out you just let yourself into the main building to replenish. There is also a DVD player and DVD's in the main building which you can borrow.
The bathroom was bright and clean with toiletries and clean white towels.
We had a walk to Waterhead which is within easy reach although take care as the path is narrow and the road busy in parts.
We're familiar with the Lakes and although there are some lovely eateries in Ambleside we had a drive to Threkeld 'Horse and Farrier' for a lovely meal served by lovely staff.£50 for the five of us for a main and two rounds of drinks.
We returned with three children eager to try the Jacuzzi bath. Jacuzzi + 2p piece of 'Lush' bubble bar + children = happy!!
Great night sleep, warm and comfortable. Woke to snow!!
Breakfast was lovely, meat, cheese, fruit, croissants, muffins, toast, crumpets, cereal. Beautifully presented and fresh. You can get a tray and take breakfast to your room which is a great touch. We chose to stay in the dining room. The children hardly ate anything however so £41 for them was a bit steep. Trevor made sure everything was replenished and dirty pots cleared away. He was attentive but not 'in your face'.
I would return and would stay in the annex even if doggy was not with us as it seems private.
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- Also Known As:
- Brathay Hotel Ambleside
- Brathay Lodge Ambleside, Lake District